Irela M. Bagué
President & CEO
Irela Bagué President & CEO of Bagué Group, a full-service consulting firm with over 20 years of experience in Florida with expertise in strategic communications, water policy, sustainability, climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
Ms. Bagué is a former Governing Board Member of the South Florida Water Management District where she held the position of Vice-Chair. During her time at SFWMD she was responsible for kicking off the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, establishing policy for water resources development, flood control and water quality protection including the dredging of the Miami River. She is a longtime advocate of Everglades and Biscayne Bay restoration, climate change and promotes ethnic diversity and inclusion in the environmental movement.
Ms. Bagué is chair of Miami-Dade County’s Biscayne Bay Task Force, Vice-Chair of the Resilience Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and serves on the City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board, Resilient Utility Coalition, and Florida Water Advocates.
She also hosts Resilient Forward a podcast promoting solutions to our most challenging environmental issues and frequently writes for the Sun-Sentinel South Florida 100 editorial section.